News and Events for Larchmont Residents
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From the Mayor

Hello Larchmonters!

Happy New Year! This is my first newsletter as Mayor. After having served on the Village Board as a Trustee for over four years, I am very excited to step into this new role. I want to take a moment to thank former Mayor Lorraine Walsh for her twelve years of service to the Village. During that time she worked to modernize the way we do things in the Village, improve the way residents interact with the Village Hall staff, and faced some incredible challenges head on. She was honored by the County for her service and even had her name posted on the Jumbo Tron at the County Center! 

At our reorganization meeting on December 5, I gave the State of the Village address, which you can read here. It is always amazing to me when it is time to reflect on the past year how much we were able to accomplish. None of it would be possible, however, without our Village Hall staff, Fire Department, Police Department, all of the volunteers who keep our committees and commissions running and our community groups.

We are continuing to build on many of the initiatives we began in 2022, and 2023 is already shaping up to be a another busy one!  It’s only the second week of January and we’ve already held two ribbon cuttings. 

Plug your Electric Vehicle into the new EV Charger at Addison Lot!

The first was for our new EV charging station in the Addison Street Parking lot. This project was started by the Larchmont Environmental Committee and we are thrilled to continue our commitment to make Larchmont more “green”. We also expect to add two additional EV chargers to the Village in the coming months. 

The initiative to bring in electric vehicle charging stations has been several years in the making, introduced by the Larchmont Environmental Committee and supported by the Larchmont Village Board. Electric vehicle chargers have become a popular way for local governments, shopping centers, and other entities to support sustainability efforts through promoting electric vehicles. As an environmental leader among local governments, the Village of Larchmont embraces and promotes this initiative. The Village received a grant through the Zero-Emission Vehicle grant program from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to purchase and install this EV charger. Having this charger in the middle of the Boston Post Road Business District will help further attract environmentally-conscience visitors to shop and dine in Larchmont.

How to Use: For convenience, electric vehicle parkers using the charging stations pay for the charge and parking entirely through the EV machine, so there's no need to walk over to the parking meter to pay! Only electric vehicles can park during the day, and vehicles must be actively plugged into the charger while parked. Check out this instructional video from Chargepoint on how to use the EV charger!

First New Business of 2023: Alondra's!

The second ribbon cutting was for the new restaurant Alondra’s located at 18 Chatsworth Ave. Erwen Perez, who has been the chef at Encore Bistro for the past 23 years, decided to make his dream of having his own restaurant a reality. Along with his daughter, Veronica, they have opened Alondra’s. Their food was delicious, so please be sure to stop in!

First Local Law Adoption of 2023: Commercial Property Registry

We passed the first new law of 2023 at our Board of Trustees meeting on January 9. During the pandemic, when we tried to reach out to our landlords and tenants in the business district, we realized that we did not have everyone’s contact information. As a result, we passed an amendment to the Village's Property Maintenance Code which will require landlords to register with the Village and provide up-to-date contact information for both property owners and commercial occupants in case of an emergency situation. The new law will also require that landlords register any space that has been vacant for 6 months with the Building Department, so we can ensure the property is being properly and safely maintained.  

In addition, we anticipate voting on an update to our zoning code at our February 6 meeting which would require landlords to register any change in tenant or change in use for commercial property, so the Village again has up to date contact information and can make sure that any proposed use is allowed under Village code.

Upcoming Public Hearings: Land Use Process Improvements

At our next Village Board meeting in February, we will also be holding a public hearing on two proposed laws that relate to our zoning code. These changes have been proposed in connection with the Village’s review of our land use application process. The goal is to improve and simplify that process for residents, and this is the first step in making changes to accomplish that goal. The two proposals include removing the pre-submission conference requirement, increasing the threshold for site plan review so fewer applications will need to go before the Planning Board, and clarifying that repairs in kind do not need to be submitted to the Architectural Review Board for review.  

These are just the initial proposals and we anticipate making additional changes. Residents are encouraged to attend the public hearing, which will be held Monday, February 6, at 7:30 PM in the Village Hall courtroom. We are also asking anyone who has participated in our land use application process to please provide any feedback that they have on the process by email. Please see below for the details on how to submit your comments.

While we’ve already hit the ground running this year, we will be just as busy in the upcoming months. We plan to continue our work to improve the land use application process, complete our new Village website, engage in our budget process for the next fiscal year, begin the Flint Park renovation in partnership with the Flint Park Conservancy, and explore new technology options to update antiquated in-person and paper-based services.

I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and hope to build on the legacy left by former Mayor Walsh. 

Sarah Bauer


Village News

Call for Feedback on the Land Use Processes

The Village Board of Trustees is currently evaluating ways to improve residents’ experiences when seeking a land use permit to renovate or make other changes to their property.

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The Board would like to receive feedback from anyone who has participated in the Village’s land use process and their suggestions for improvement.  Please send your feedback to [email protected] with the subject “Land Use Feedback.” Please include as much detail as possible, as well as the address of the property that was the subject of the land use application

Thus far, the Board has proposed modifications to the Village zoning code to simplify the application process and reduce the projects requiring site plan review, among other changes.  Larchmont village residents may provide feedback on these proposed zoning law changes at a public hearing scheduled on February 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the the Courtroom, Village Hall. 


The Board is committed to improving the land use review experience for all residents and property owners, and welcomes feedback to ensure we consider all concerns and suggestions.  

New Rule at CVS Lot: 30 Minute Time Limit

In an effort to open up more parking and maximize turnover, the Village has amended the time limit at the CVS Lot from 2 hours maximum to 30 minutes maximum. This will ensure that shoppers looking for a quick 5, 10, or 15 minute stop into the shops in the Boston Post Road Business District have a convenient place to park.

Visitors looking for a longer stay can conveniently park on Boston Post Road, where there is two-hour and eight-hour parking available on-street. Use the Passport app and pay through Zone 10550 or 10554, or locate one of several multi-space meters along the Post Road.

The 30 minute time limit will be in effect 8 AM to 5 PM, which still leaves room for convenient dinner-hour parking.

The Village will monitor the rule change and adjust as necessary.

Dispose of your Christmas Tree Right at the Curb!

As a reminder, when you are done with your Christmas Tree, you can simply place it out on the curb without having to make a phone call!

The Larchmont Highway Department makes routine trips around the Village to pick up all disposed trees.


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Recent Events

Second Annual Chanukah Walk

The Village hosted a wonderful Chanukah Walk for the second year in a row, organized by the Chabad of Larchmont and Mamaroneck! On Sunday, December 19, Rabbi Mendel Silberstein conducted a menorah lighting in celebration of the first night of Chanukah. This year, the Village was in for a treat with an amazing Menorah carved out of solid ice! Rabbi Silberstein also performed a Gelt Drop, with the assistance of the Larchmont Fire Department.

Committee and Department Updates

Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Looking to get involved in volunteer efforts? We have availability on several Village committees!

Larchmont/Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee

Coastal Zone Management Commission

Larchmont Arts Council

Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Larchmont Fire Department Event Team

Larchmont Volunteer Fire Department

Larchmont Recreation Committee (looking for a Recreation Head, someone interested in assisting and organizing sports and other special events for the Village)

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter? Come to the Firehouse at Village Hall to get an application from one of the on duty firefighters. It's simple and easy to join our team! It is in times of need that we need volunteers to step up and be there for the Village of Larchmont! 

Please contact Deputy Village Clerk Brian Rilley at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering!


Reminder to residents and their landscapers that electric leaf blowers may be used starting October 15th through December 15th for fall leaf clean-up. Gas-powered leaf blowers are not permitted at any time. See our flyer for more information, and visit the village website for tips on sustainable leaf maintenance!

Blow Less • Breathe Easy • Enjoy the Quiet • Nourish the Soil

Make sure you're staying informed!

Important messages from the Larchmont Environmental Committee will now all be sent from the Village of Larchmont. If this newsletter was forwarded to you, make sure you are receiving Village emails by signing up for Village news here! You can also follow the Larchmont Environmental Committee on Facebook & Instagram for even more green inspiration and to see what we are up to in our community! 

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Pollinator Pathway Team Meeting - January 26, 2023

LMPP is a local organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of native plants and pollinator gardens through education and by example. We organize garden tours open to the public, and distribute free seeds and native plants. 


Please join us if you are interested in learning how to create a pollinator habitat in your yard or apartment garden, or in public spaces.


For time and location, contact: [email protected]

Village Calendar

01/02 Village Hall Closed - New Years Day (Observed)

01/03 Traffic Commission Meeting

01/04 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

01/09 Board of Trustees Work Session

01/09 Board of Trustees Meeting

01/11 Larchmont Environmental Committee Meeting

01/16 Village Hall Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

01/16 Planning Board Meeting

01/23 Board of Trustees Work Session

01/25 Architectural Review Board Meeting

For times and locations of meetings, please visit the Village Website.

Minutes for previous Board of Trustees meetings can be found HERE.

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